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Asian Studies Certificate

The certificate introduces students to continuity and change in the Asian world, encompassing East Asia, the Middle East, and South Asia.  There are a number of reasons for referring to these three areas as Asia.  First, trade routes have connected Asia for at least two millennia.  Religious and philosophical perspectives have united large segments of Asia including Buddhism, Confucianism and Islam.  From the era of European colonial conquest to the present day, many parts of Asia have a shared history of conflict.  Finally, there are indigenous cultural traditions that Asian regions have sought to preserve and celebrate in the face of pressure to westernize.  In short, a variety of careers in this era of globalization necessitates knowledge of international affairs.  Students in the Asian Studies Certificate will benefit from being exposed to diverse approaches to the study of Asia.

A certificate can be earned with 15 credits in courses that focus on Asia.  No more than 9 of these credits may be earned in a single discipline.  For example, a student could apply HBR 1120 and HBR 1121 for 8 credits toward the certificate.  Then such a student would need to fulfill the rest of the requirements through content courses.  These content courses include those from Anthropology, Communications, English, History, Languages, Linguistics and Comparative Literatures, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, and Women’s Studies. 

Classes in regular Rotation:
     Cultures of South Asia (ANT 3361) 3 credits
     Beginning Japanese Language and Culture I (JPN 1120) 4 credits
     Beginning Japanese Language and Culture II (JPN 1121) 4 credits
     Beginning Hebrew Language and Culture I (HBR 1120) 4 credits
     Intermediate Hebrew Language and Culture I (HBR 2220) 4 credits
     Beginning Hebrew Language and Culture II (HBR 1121) 4 credits
     Intermediate Hebrew Language and Culture II (HBR 2221) 4 credits
     History of Eastern Ideas (ASH 4600) 3 credits
     History of East Asia (ASH 3300) 3 credits
     Women in Asian History (ASH 3384) 3 credits
     History of Modern China (ASH 4404) 3 credits
     History of Modern Japan (ASH 4442) 3 credits
     Asian Aesthetics and Arts Theories (PHI 3870) 3 credits
     Asia Pacific Rim Politics (CPO 4502) 3 credits
     Comparative Politics: Middle East (CPO 4403) 3 credits
     Middle East Politics (CPO 6407) 3 credits
     Islamic History (ASH 3222) 3 credits
     The Modern Middle East (ASH 3223) 3 credits
     Peoples of the Middle East (ASH 3230) 3 credits
     The Ottoman Empire (ASH 3233) 3 credits
     The Crusades (ASH 4210) 3 credits
     Modern India (ASH 4550) 3 credits
     Indian Civilization (ASH 4560) 3 credits

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